Posts in ‘Print/Out’
“Visitors are invited to take balloons that have floated to the ground.”
Now that’s a label you don’t typically see on the walls of a museum! Magi© Bullet (1992), by the Canadian artist’s group General Idea, is an installation of silver helium balloons that fills the ceiling of an exhibition space.
Perhaps you were one of the lucky ones to stumble across these billboards in New York City over the last several weeks?
Between February 20 and March 18, Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s “Untitled” (1991) peppered the New York skyline, on six billboards throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.
From day one, Print Studio has been a site for finding new ways to use old books, as visitors have copied and pasted images from the illustrious Reanimation Library‘s collection of previously discarded books.
Over the past six months, my conception of the medium of the print has been reinvigorated and challenged in every respect. I have been working with Sarah Suzuki, Associate Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books, on the exhibition Printin’ (opening February 15), which she cocurated with the artist Ellen Gallagher.
As part of our exciting new interactive space Print Studio, we are offering a weekly series of short talks focusing on issues related to the medium of print and the sustainability of ideas within the context of modern and contemporary art. During these Ten-Minute Talks, a variety of MoMA staff—from conservators to librarians and archivists—as well as guest artists and educators, share their expertise, offering insight on a variety of topics and a special behind-the-scenes look at MoMA’s engagement with the medium of print and selected Print Studio projects.
Our first Ten-Minute Talk features Karl Buchberg, one of MoMA’s senior conservators, who introduces the Museum’s paper and print conservation lab. Watch the talk and get a tour of the space where he and his MoMA colleagues work each day and see, up close, featured work from the upcoming Print/Out exhibition.
Every week a new video will be posted on the Print Studio blog at MoMA.org/printstudio.
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